I literally just got started with my pi tonight. So I am that new. Any instructions you give me should assume I know nothing.

I'm trying to connect to wifi and getting the mentioned error on the "wpa_gui" program on Rasbian(OS version unknown to me, Raspberry Pi Model 2 B+, I think). I have an edimax wifi dongle.

Knowing this is networking it could be any number of things. So suggestions?

My "/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf" file reads as follows:

ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev


* replaced for privacy, but known to be correct.

I wanted to configure my pi as a router before thanksgiving so my grandma's house will have wi-fi while I'm up there. So a speedy fix is appreciated.

  • Possible duplictae: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/5361/… – S.Spieker Nov 25 '15 at 7:39
  • Possibly, but the level that question is written at is already WAY over my head. – dluxcru Nov 25 '15 at 7:41
  • But one of the answers tells me something else: "Specifically, the "at" symbol and quotation mark are reversed on a UK keyboard, so the "at" symbol in my password came out as a quotation mark, which the config file certainly didn't like. :)" But that does tell me something else about which I have problems: how to take it off the uk keyboard setting? I now know why the symbols were reversed when typing! – dluxcru Nov 25 '15 at 7:43
  • I don't know when thanksgiving is, but gather it is soon. Trying to learn how to run the Pi in a few days, in particular setting up as a router, is unrealistic. Buy a router - it would be cheaper. PS ignore the Possible duplicate it is obsolete. – Milliways Nov 25 '15 at 7:44
  • I already have a pi. Free is cheaper. Even if I can't get it to where I want to be right away, I'll still need to fix this issue(connecting to wifi in general) to get anywhere on any project, so I still want the help. – dluxcru Nov 25 '15 at 7:49

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